|Scientific Name||Solidago simplex var. simplex (Solidago simplex ssp. simplex var. simplex)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SOSIS3|
|Common Name||Mt. Albert Goldenrod, Sticky Goldenrod||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||566823|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6000 to 13000 ft.); meadows, wooded areas, alpine slopes.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 24 inches tall depending on altitude/conditions; single or multiple stems, smooth near base.
Leaves: Basal and lower stem leaves 2 to 4 inches long, smooth surfaces, narrowly oblanceolate or spatulate, pointed or rounded tips, toothed edges, lower ones with winged petioles; upper stem leaves lanceolate to linear, shorter and have smoother edges, sessile, and may be sticky.
Inflorescence: Many (3 to 150) small composite flower heads in narrow, elongated panicles; each flower with 7 to 16 bright yellow rays and 6 to 31 central disk florets; resinous (sticky) phyllaries.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest, and SEINet.
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